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Julie Ratka Donates Kidney, Encourages Others To Follow

People in need of a kidney transplant can be on a waiting list anywhere from a few months to ten years. Wait time is shorter in Nebraska than in many states across the country thanks to donors like Julie Ratka of Minden who recently donated a kidney to her cousin Virgie Widdowson of Omaha. Widdowson...

Minden School Board Approves Two Instructor Contracts

The Minden Public Schools Board of Education was asked to consider two instructor contracts during the February 13 regular meeting. Both documents dealt with the Art instructor position at C.L. Jones Middle School which was vacated by Benjamin Kuhl when the board accepted his resignation during a sp...

Madsen Brings Zumba And Tabata Bootcamp To Minden

Fitness instructor Jenny Madsen leads a variety of classes at the YMCA in Kearney, but Minden residents can take advantage of her knowledge by joining one of the classes she leads here at home: Zumba and Tabata Bootcamp. “With encouragement from some of my friends saying ‘You’ve got to teach i...

Second Annual Harvest For Hunger Gala Date Set

CHS is hosting their second annual Harvest for Hunger fundraising event on February 25 at the Younes Center in Kearney. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., dinner is served at 6:30 p.m., and casino night and fundraising auctions will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission is $35 per person and includes...

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Supervisors Review Building Key Policy

Building and grounds business dominated the February 7 meeting of the Kearney County Board of Supervisors. Jon Dorn and supervisors Wayne Anderson and Roy Nelson led the discussions. County employees were...

Minden’s Hoyt Named District V AD Of The Year

The Nebraska State Interscholastic Administrators Association (NSIAAA) wishes to announce the selection of the 2017 State Athletic Director of the Year and District Athletic Directors of the Year. Each...

Juan Garcia, Spanish Foreign Exchange Student

Juan Garcia was accustomed to small town life before he came to Minden. The home he shares with his mother, father, and younger sister in Spain is minutes away from the city proper of Logroño, the capital...

Council Hears Presentations And Discusses Vicious Dog Ordinance

The Minden City Council heard presentations from three department heads during the February 6 meeting. The presentations provided insight into the duties, projects, and budgets of the Cemetery, Street,...

Fiske Sentenced For Motor Vehicle Homicide

A somber mood filled the Kearney County courtroom February 9 as Jason R. Fiske, 37, of Minden appeared in County Court to receive sentencing on one count of unintentional misdemeanor motor vehicle homicide...

Osborne Visits Minden To Help Celebrate National Mentors Month

Athletic Trainer Ross Oberg, Keeping Whippet Players In The Game

John Kucharski, German Exchange Student At MHS

Overleese Is Coordinator At Senior Center

KCHS Introduces New Specialty Outpatient Clinics

Reichstein Achieves Eagle Scout Rank

Progress Made In News Archive Project At Jensen Memorial Library

Supervisors Take Action On Tax Sales

Steering Committee Prepares For Release Of Grant Funds

Council Hears Citizen Request Concerning Kennel Ordinance

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Axtell Girls Fall To Warriors In D2-7 Sub Final

Axtell entered the D2-7 subdistrict competition as the second seed in the tourney played at Minden. The Lady Cats got by Loomis 54-45 in the first round but were eliminated in the final by top-seeded Red...

Axtell Girls Fall To Warriors In D2-7 Sub Final

Axtell entered the D2-7 subdistrict competition as the second seed in the tourney played at Minden. The Lady Cats got by Loomis 54-45 in the first round but were eliminated in the final by top-seeded Red...

Minden Loses To Kearney Catholic

The Minden Whippets girls basketball team had its 2016-17 dreams of earning a trip to the state tournament dashed on Thursday in the final of the C1-10 subdistrict played at Hastings High School. Minden’s...

Axtell’s Skaggs Is Runner-up At 285 In Class D

The 2017 Nebraska Schools Activities Association State Wrestling Championships are in the books after three days of competition February 16-18 in Omaha at the CenturyLink Center. Axtell junior AJ Skaggs...

Falcon Boys Split Games To End Year

A loss and a win on the final weekend of the regular season left the Wilcox-Hildreth boys with a 13-10 record and had them looking ahead to subdistrict action as the number one seed. Amherst, ranked fourth...

Red Cloud Defeats Falcons In Class D2-7

Swedes Down Dawgs

Falcons Down Mustangs

Axtell Tops Elwood

Eagles Top Dawgs

Whippets Defeat Wood River

Cats Qualify Four For State Meet

McDowell Heading To State

5 Area Wrestlers Head To State

Axtell Boys Fall To Pleasanton, 58-42